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Does Implanon Cause Sore Lymph Nodes In The Armpits
Does the amount of swollen lymph nodes matter? If you have many painless lymph nodes in neck, groin, could it be cancer?
↓edOdds ImmuneSystem: includes lymph nodes=filters within lymph vessels (which return blood leaking out of capillaries, body wide, back into the blood stream). White blood cells in nodes screen all fluid for possible threats, including virus, bacteria & malignant cells. When specific WBCs detect something they individually respond to, they rapidly divide creating lymph enlargement. many possibilities, infection likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.Biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.The continue to grow.What could be the cause.?
Correlate: There are a great many malignant and non-malignant causes of generalized lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas / cancers seldom grow this symmetrically. If you're on no rx's and otherwise asymptomatic this is likely nothing. One that's unfamiliar to many pathologists is common variable immunodeficiency presenting in an adult. You always want 2 pathologists' opinions on a lymph node. ...Read more
YES: It can cause a swollen gland in groin. ...Read more
Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa , an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more
What does swollen lymph node in the neck feels like? How common is swollen lymph node in the neck WITHOUT any Lump?
Always a lump: The lymph nodes in the neck as in other areas like arm pit and groin serve to protect the patient immunologically from infection. Tumors in the region of these nodes spread to the nodes and cause them to enlarge and become firm. Infections that induce somewhat larger than normal lymph glands do not develop the firmness. If tumor arises denovo in the nodes think of lymphoma. ...Read more
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for neck lymph nodes to swell, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include skin, ear, throat, or dental infections. Factors such as location, size, character, pain, and duration help us determine whether there is anything to worry about. Lymph node swelling is very common in response to local infection. ...Read more
Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if your groin nodes seem getting larger over times, you should check with your doctor since besides infection, many cancers can cause this. Some examples are lymphoma, melanoma, or testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (in women). ...Read more
May need biopsy.....: If the lymph nodes are persistent after seeing your doctor and being evaluated for a possible infection and perhaps being treated with a course of antibiotics, a consultation with a breast cancer surgeon may be needed. Also, a proper breast exam with your doctor, mammogram and ultrasound should be performed if not already. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
25 y old male.If you have sore throat/cold would that cause lymph nodes in arm pit to enlarge?I thought only neck lymph nodes enlarge with sore throat
Need exam: A sore throat will cause the lymph glands in the neck to enlarge, but not the axillary or arm pit nodes. If there is not cut, abrasion, or rash on the arm, then you need to be see your DR. If you have the cut, abrasion or rash, and the nodes do not go down in two weeks, then you need to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: This picture shows the lymph vessels in green. Anything that blocks flow can cause enlarged lymph nodes and swelling. This includes infection, cancer, or blood clots. There's also "superior vena cava syndrome" which causes swelling in the face, arms and hands on both sides. See a doctor soon to determine the cause! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: I presume you mean BaRber's itch or pseudofolliculitis: irritation of hair follicles due to shaving. It is not uncommon for this irritation to lead to inflammation or even low grade infection. At least mild swelling of lymph nodes could result from this. Stay well:) ...Read more
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